Adult Events

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    Phone: 860-665-8700

We are water

Thursday Page Turners Book Discussion
We are Water 
by Wally Lamb
Thursday, September 5, 7:00 p.m.

The discussion will be facilitated by a library staff member and light refreshments will be served. Anyone interested is invited to attend any or all. We hope to see you there!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

adult coloring

Crafts and Conversation 
Thursday, September 12, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Bring the craft of your choice, and join the conversation! Light refreshments provided.  Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Word 2013 Essentials
Thursday, September 12, 6:30 p.m.

A Word overview class which covers all the basics plus more in-depth instructions on the essentials to get you off to a great start.  Join us for this hands-on class covering formatting, editing, graphics, borders and more. Registration required.

new york city bus trip

Friends Bus TripNew York City
Saturday, September 14

Join the Friends for a day in New York City where you may spend the time as you wish. The cost of the trip is $48, payable at the Adult Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

mini media sale

Friends of the Library Mini Media Sale 
Saturday, September 14, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Check out the Friends Mini Media Sale. Items include DVDs, Blu-rays, audio books, CDs, and VHS tapes. We will also be showcasing some great games.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Movie-the public

Movies & More - The Public
Tuesday, September 17, 1:00 p.m.

An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter for the bitter cold. Starring Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, Taylor Schilling. Running time 119 minutes. Snacks provided. Pick up free tickets at the Adult Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

sea grant

Gardening for Good: How your Backyard can Help Protect Long Island Sound
Wednesday, September 18, 6:30 p.m.

Join Judy Preston, from the Long Island Sound Study at the UConn Sea Grant, for an engaging presentation about sustainable gardening practices. Judy will talk about ways to redefine the way we value our backyard gardens and landscapes with a focus on reducing nitrogen inputs to the Sound. Registration required.  
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Living History

Evanston’s Living History
Thursday, September 19, 12:00 p.m.

This is the story of a community’s struggle for justice: with roots extending to the town of Abbeville, South Carolina and the horrific lynching of one of its prominent citizens, Anthony Crawford.  Follow the lives of Crawford’s descendants and their allies as they fight for the passage of United States Senate Resolution 39, which apologized for the failure of the Senate to enact anti-lynching legislation.  Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tech 4 U
Thursday, September 19, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a social media account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45-minute session with a librarian today! Registration required.

gina barecca

Library Board of Trustees Annual Meeting with guest speaker Dr. Gina Barreca
Sunday, September 22, 1:00 p.m. 
(Doors open at 12:30 p.m.)

The Library Board of Trustees invites everyone to attend this year’s meeting. After a short business meeting and recognition of this year’s honorees, humorist and author Dr. Gina Barreca will be our guest speaker. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration required.

coloring for adults

Crafts and Conversation
Wednesday, September 25, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Bring the craft of your choice, and join the conversation! Light refreshments provided.  Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends.

tech troubleshooting with teens

Tech Troubleshooting with Teens
Thursday, September 26, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Attention all adults! Stop by with the gadgets that drive you crazy and let our teen techies help you. This list can include: cell phones & text messaging, E-readers, social media, email, tablets, and iPods. Registration required.

Charlie Chaplin

A Look at Some Great Directors & Their Films
with Professor Gil Gigliotti
Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times (1936)
Wednesday October 2, at 6:30 p.m.

Starring Charlie Chaplin & Paulette Goddard.The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. Popcorn and lemonade will be served. Running time 87 minutes.

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Tech 4 U
Thursday, October 3, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a social media account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45-minute session with a librarian today! Registration required. 

women in the castle

Thursday Page Turners Book Discussion
Women in the Castle
by Jessica Shattuck
Thursday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.

The discussion will be facilitated by a library staff member and light refreshments will be served. Anyone interested is invited to attend any or all. We hope to see you there!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

river city slim and the zydeco hogs

River City Slim & The Zydeco Hogs
Friday, October 4, 7:00 p.m.  (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) 

River City Slim and the Zydeco Hogs
bring the exuberant sounds of the bayous of Louisiana to the hills of New England. They cook up a spicy musical gumbo that combines the traditional sounds of the button accordion and washboard with a driving, syncopated beat. Come hear the Hogs turn up the Louisiana heat when they play their rockin' sounds! Registration required.

adult coloring and crafts

Crafts and Conversation
Wednesday, October 9, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Bring the craft of your choice, and join the conversation! Light refreshments provided.  Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

How Green Was My Valley

A Look at Some Great Directors & Their Films
with Professor Gil Gigliotti
John Ford’s How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Wednesday, October 9, 6:30 p.m.

Starring Walter Pidgeon & Maureen O’Hara. At the turn of the century in a Welsh coal mining village, the Morgans—he stern, she gentle—raise their sons and hope the youngest will find a better life. Popcorn and lemonade will be served.  Running time 118 minutes.

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Excel 2013 Essentials
Thursday, October 10, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for an overview covering the basics plus some in-depth features to get you off to a great start with Excel!  In this hands-on class, we will perform calculations, make tables and graphs, and keep track of your finances! Registration required.

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Movies & More - Poms
Tuesday, October 15, 1:00 p.m.

Poms is a comedy about a group of women who form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community, proving that you're never too old to bring it!  Starring Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Celia Weston  Running time 90 minutes.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Roman Holiday

A Look at Some Great Directors & Their Films
with Professor Gil Gigliotti
William Wyler’s Roman Holiday (1953)
Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 p.m.

Starring Gregory Pack & Audrey Hepburn
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. Popcorn and lemonade will be served.
Running time 118 minutes.

tech troubleshooting with teens

Tech Troubleshooting with Teens
Thursday, October 17, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Attention all adults! Stop by with the gadgets that drive you crazy and let our teen techies help you. This list can include: cell phones & text messaging, E-readers, social media, email, tablets, and iPods. Registration required.

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Friends National Library Week October 20 – 26
Friends of the Library Reception
Saturday October 19, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

In recognition of the National Friends of the Library Week our Friends are celebrating all they do for the library. Their reception will be in the Community Room. Come for refreshments and other surprises.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

sea tea improv

SeaTea Improv Touring Company
Sunday, October 20, 2:00 p.m.  (Doors open at 1:30 p.m.) 

Come solve a literary mystery! Join the cast of Sea Tea Improv Touring Company as you
deduce whodunit, in what literary location, with what unlikely weapon. Was it Clifford the Big Red Dog in Wonderland with the Phantom Tollbooth? Only you can find out—by interrogating the suspects yourself! Registration required.

raiders of the lost ark

A Look at Some Great Directors & Their Films
with Professor Gil Gigliotti
Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 p.m.

Starring Harrison Ford & Karen Allen. In 1936, archaeologist Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. Popcorn and lemonade will be served. Running time 115 minutes.

Art Forger

Brown Bag It with a Book Discussion
The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro
Thursday, October 24, 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of the book The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro.  Bring a brown bag lunch.  Beverages and desserts will be provided. Registration is required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tech 4 U
Thursday, October 24, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a social media account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45-minute session with a librarian today! Registration required. 

stress management

 Stress Management 101
Thursday, October 24, 6:30 p.m.

Six successful strategies and tools for stopping stress in your daily life. This interactive workshop will present well-proven practical strategies for reducing the negative effects of stress in your personal and professional life. Participants will be introduced to the concept of food as medicine and be given several easy tools for quickly and effectively reducing stress levels. Registration required.

adult coloring and crafts

Crafts and Conversation
Tuesday, October 29, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Bring the craft of your choice, and join the conversation! Light refreshments provided.  Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.